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Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdest thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.  This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God.  And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.  Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?  Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?  Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?  follow thou me.

John 21:18-22

After Jesus told Peter how he would, through his death, glorify God, Peter looked around, saw John, and asked Jesus what he would do.  Jesus gave him a classic answer that will help us even today: “If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?  follow thou me.”  Basically, He told Peter, “don’t worry about what I have for John to do; you just follow me.”  That is great advice for us two thousand years later.

Sometimes we worry too much about what everyone else is doing, not doing and should or should not be doing.  We want to run the lives of everyone else.  We want to know what they are supposed to be doing.  We need to focus on ourselves.  We need to just do what we are supposed to do.  We need to do it every day.

“Follow thou me.”  The next time we get overly concerned about what someone else should be doing, let us remember these words from the Saviour.  Following this advice will greatly help and simplify our lives.  “Follow thou me.”

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